MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY—UPDATE: The identity of the victim in the trench collapse has been released as Butch Sweitzer, 27, of York County.
An employee with York Excavating Co. has been killed in a trench collapse. It happened at a construction site in the 2100-block of Oregon Pike in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
The Manheim Township FIre Chief says the man was buried in about 10 feet of dirt. The worker was installing residential water lines for a new residential/commerical development.
FOX 43 is told that other workers at the site jumped into the trench and tried to dig out the victim. When fire crews arrived on the scene, they removed those workers from the hole because of safety concerns.